So here it is... the wedding shawl. I've finally decided on the pattern and the yarn. And here is the first three repeats.
My adventures in dress shopping were interesting on Saturday. We picked a local bridal shop based on the fact that they carried a brand who made very nice looking plus-size dresses, based on my perusings on the Interwebs. I had six dresses I wanted to see. None were in stock. Not only that, but the ladies at the shop really weren't that helpful. They pretty much told me to tag what I wanted and they'd put them in the dressing room, and then let me go on my merry way. Didn't ask me much about what I was interested in, or really even talk to me all that much. Also, because it was 80 degrees this weekend, it was HOT in the shop. I tried on one dress, and wasn't super in love with it. We left the shop disappointed. The next shop we went to was slightly more helpful, but they didn't have a whole lot of dresses with straps. I wasn't interested in a strapless dress. So we headed over to the last place I thought I'd go dress shopping, David's Bridal. Let me tell you, my experience there was fantastic! They only had a few dresses in my size, and I didn't find a whole lot with straps, but my mom convinced me to try a few things on. Wouldn't you know the dress that I wasn't all that interested in turned out to be THE DRESS! It was strapless, but David's Bridal has an option with their dresses that you can add straps, so I did. But I really didn't need to. The dress was great without the straps! And it was VERY flattering. If anyone out there (
Today, I am going to go wedding dress shopping. I'm frightened! I am, in all truthfulness, a big girl. Most days I'm ok with this. It isn't my favorite thing about myself, but I'm mostly ok with it. Today, however, I am not. Not. At. All. The bridal shop we (my mom, Chris's mom, and my niece, Grace) are going to has plus-size samples, and I already have a good idea of what dress I'd like to buy, so it really shouldn't be horrible, but I'm not looking forward to this! Shouldn't this be the happiest time of my life? Why am I letting my chubby arms get in the way of me being the Bride? Am I not supposed to want people to pamper me? Man, I feel some deep rooted psychological issues coming on! I will just enjoy myself. I will work out so that I don't feel like this on my Big Day. And I will stop worrying about what others think of me. After all, the only person whose opinion I truly care about loves me to pieces and thinks I'm beautiful.
On a MUCH happier note (sorry about the self-esteem talk there, I dont' usually do that!), I bought myself some yarn last weekend. Not only is it yarny - it is CASHMERE!! And its for a shawl I'm wearing on my wedding day. I'm going to make Eunny Yang's
I bought myself a fancy new toy. One that practically everyone has. An iPhone. And I'm just playing around right now to see if I can blog on the go. I can. And I'm super excited!!!! I can even post photos if I want, but I'm not sure how to position them yet. What a fun, cool toy this is turning out to be.
Ok, so if there is anyone out there who actually does read this still and owns an iPhone, what are some cool apps? I've discovered Pandora and urban spoon and shazam. Pocket god is cute and I'm enjoying that when I need to kill some time. I have a few knitting apps, though I haven't found the need to use any yet. Is there anything my iPhone needs to have to make it's life complete?
A while back, I purchased a skein of
Of course, I left its mate at home (I'm in Florida) so I don't have a picture of the pair. Hopefully I can post that on Saturday, after I go dress shopping with my mom and MIL-to-be. Yup, Dress Shopping! I can't believe I'm doing this!!!!
* OK, so maybe they aren't all the way done. I have to close my toes, but I didn't bring any darning needles with me, and I'm not about to go buy any. If there's one thing I don't need right now, its extra darning needles!
Ok, so I'm an idiot. My domain name expired in, like, February. I didn't realize because I never updated my email account on file with the company I registered with. Well, I finally realized it expired, but too late. Someone purchased it on April 14. I realized that my web site wasn't working on April 19. 5 measley little days! It cost me some cash (not *that* much) to get it back, but its back. And now, I have to post every day for the rest of the year to make up for the fact that I never post! And, ok, so I'm probably not going to post every day, but I'm going to be quite a bit more attentive to my blog now. I might even do a bit of a redesign. Exciting, no?